Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed (WPF)

Author: Adam Nathan
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by anonymous   2017-08-20

It's going to be one of those 'it depends' answers but all it really depends on is if you're the kind of developer that tries to continually improve your skills. If that's the case then it comes down to a couple of things ultimately.

Buy WPF Unleashed (others books are available but I whole-heatedly recommend this one), work through the examples and in about 2 months or so you'll wonder how you ever got things done without it.

It's not rocket science and there are no paradigm shifting concepts to deal with. In fact, if you are used to keeping a good separation between your logic and presentation it should fit right in.

To get to a level of mastery you're probably looking between 6 and 12 months of playing with it.

Good luck.

by Kevin Berridge   2017-08-20

I'd recommend the book Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed by Adam Nathan

Then I'd recommend you write an application. Like every other dev environment, there are no perfect guidelines. You have to find the ones that make the most sense for your circumstance. The only way to do that is to just start coding.

As for tools, Visual Studio 2008 [Express] is your best bet. Or you might be able to limp along with XamlPad.